Walter Addiego
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For 461 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Gimme Shelter (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 461
461 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    The jokes run hot, cold and tepid.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    Stupid.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    Second-banana material.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    If only it wasn't such bloody nonsense.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    Legends of the Fall never makes you think too hard; its woes-of-a-proud-family formula takes a back seat to a self-conscious visual style that strains toward the level of myth.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Moretz is an appealing young woman whose star is rising. She'll probably have an exceptional career, but If I Stay won't be a highlight.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    No target is too obvious for Salvation Boulevard, a farrago of cheap shots aimed at Christian fundamentalism. It's a blunderbuss satire that criminally wastes a talented cast.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    For some, this sort of thinking is a much-needed revolution in human consciousness. For others, it's little more than New Age platitudes and questionable science.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The bad news is that the characters and situations are platitudes and the story is so heavy-handed that the film is hard to sit through.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The movie equivalent of the fruitcake you get every year from the folks back home. It's brick-heavy and full of nasty bits you don't want to put in your mouth, lovingly wrapped in pink cellophane.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Has more in common with a horror movie than with a genuine political work.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Two hours of senselessness and overkill, decked out in lurid, bad-trip colors.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Earnest and well-intentioned, The Identical is based on a "what if" that straddles the line between ingenious and loopy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    So it's hard to know who gets the blame for Payback. I say we cut Mel some slack and put the hex on Helgeland.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A dimwitted, fill-in-the-blanks horror opus that slanders a fine and useful mammal.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    An hour into the picture, Spade offers a pretty funny imitation of belter Neil Diamond, but it's a long 60 minutes for such a pitiful payoff.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A way-below-par golfing comedy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Maybe there's a real use for Carrie 2 after all. Stand it up against the original, and you have a pretty good lesson in what's happened to the movies in the last couple of decades.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Somehow, the funny stuff gets sucked into a kind of black hole in the center of the satire, along with all the comic debris. What should have been a surreal flight to the planet Lucas crumbles into a harmless collection of cosmic dustballs. [24 Jun 1987, p.52]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Ineptly written and shot like a fashion mag, rings hollow throughout. It's a long, long way from "Jules and Jim."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    With the exception of a couple of inspired moments, Mary Reilly is merely a curious variation of an often-told story.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Heavy-handed dialogue, flurries of melodrama and a silly ending make the whole enterprise sink like a stone.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The performers don't really seem at the top of their game here.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    For Tim and Eric, what's funny is what's odd, ultra-cheap, pathetic or scurvy - and what's funniest of all is that some people just don't get it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    You can get away with almost anything in a farce except failing to be funny, and that's what kills Death at a Funeral.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    An unbroken flow of sad or nasty incidents.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The film is morbid and mawkish, and packed with enough forced whimsy to make you scream.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Otherwise, the movie, which borrows from a dozen pop sources and improves on none of them, is pretty much a washout.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A lightweight and sentimental exercise that succeeds at little except maybe inspiring the viewer to go out and find a decent curry.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    It's an assaultive work about an assaultive fellow.

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